Agrostophyllum elatum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Agrostophyllum Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Beautiful Agrostophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1100 meters as a giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to terete, erect, strict to substrict, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, ligulate, subacute, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a capitate, subglobose, many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;